For nine days of dramatic testimony, a federal jury in Manhattan heard Lynne Stewart defend her representation of convicted terrorist Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and try to refute charges that she furthered his followers' aims. Stewart was a strong witness who came across as direct and open, despite prosecutors' implication that she stretched her interpretation of the law to cover damaging facts. Stewart is alleged to have used her position as a lawyer as a smokescreen for illegal activities.
Lynne Stewart Holds Up in Closing Testimony of Terrorism Case
New York Law Journal
November 12, 2004
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